May 4, 2012 7:30pm PDT
continue to get their mammograms. but the debate has been around since the united states preventive services task force released their guidelines three years ago saying that women this their 40s should talk to their doctor. that they weren't making a firm recommendation either way. and this created a firestorm of controversy. so the studies that came out this week looked at -- looked at a series of data bases of 15 million mammograms, really to see which women in their 40s were most at risk. and these were women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer, a mother, sister, or daughter, or women with diagnosed, dense breast tissue. and so that's when the researchers said these women had reached a tipping point where their risk was equal to that was women this their 50s. and that these women should have a mammogram every other year. not every year. they said that every year the harm would continue to outweigh the benefits. so i should mention just -- a million of these mammograms came from san francisco and marin county. so the national data base -- >> could that be because marin
May 18, 2012 7:30pm PDT
having been raised abroad in south america and the united states with an idea of mexico and of mexico city. and i wanted to confront that imagination of the city and of the country with the reality. and out of despairties, out of the deep chasms of my reality, my novels were born. >> belva: and a final program note. we're off next friday for the memorial day holiday. tune in the following week, june 1st, for our election special leading up to the june 5th primary. we'll see you then. i'm belva davis. good night.